The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @rockhopper ever

December 2011

Feeling short-changed. On 1/1/2011, I was in NC, USA. 1/1/2012 in Macao, 12 hrs earlier time zone. So my 2011 was only 364½ days long! #2012

via Twitter for iPhone

Ah, I see… outside of the US, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is called “paracetamol”.

via Twitter for iPhone

Yay! Fixed my “wifi hotspot” script on my laptop, now sharing wired ‘net w/ wireless devices in hotel. (linux, dnsmasq, shorewall, iwconfig)

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In Hong Kong & Macau, the buses, ferries, shops, hotels insist on blasting the A/C in December. Sure, it’s a mild 63°F, but still…

via Twitter for iPhone

Getting ready to board the TurboJet hydrofoil boat for Macau. :-)

via Twitter for iPhone

Hong Kong winter weather: hi=72°F, lo=63°F, clear skies… like!

via Twitter for iPhone

Delta Airlines iphone app tracks your bags in real time. Promotional video shows bag-eye view of a typical journey. http://t.co/XpxKCiwJ

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They’re playing Christmas music in the Hong Kong airport.

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To clarify, when my child tells the airline check-in agent that “our bag is going to explode”, she means it’s packed fully… nothing more.

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A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step — today!

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NOW I know why that PHP code isn’t working… it’s not PHP, it’s perl! #polyglot

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@Snubs Usually the HP are pretty good drivers. ;-)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Snubs

Better act now. I have a feeling we won’t see another Mexican restaurant for a while.

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I should instate term limits for my clothes.

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LuisvonAhn What I want for christmas is for SOPA to not pass: http://t.co/MxKimPpF

via web (retweeted on 5:44 PM, Dec 25th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

My great internet idea: a web site where can see 20 sec of video followed by 15 sec of a spinning star icon, repeat. Wait, that’s been done.

via Twitter for iPhone

Santa is my co-pilot.

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greategress Not afraid of SOPA? I can fix that in 2 sentences: The average age in Congress is ~60. Your parents are in charge of regulating the ‘Net.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:03 PM, Dec 22nd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Hmm, 2:00pm… time to take my morning shower. #holidays

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RangerRick This is a nation of laws, not men! T.G.I.F.’s has been fully compensated. http://t.co/QB8k4RSd

via ManageFlitter (retweeted on 10:58 PM, Dec 21st, 2011 via web)

11 days after ordering, my @BluMarTen CD’s arrived from England today.

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@felicity_aston Yay! My 10yo daughter and I were just wondering about you tonight. She just did a report on tundras. You’re an inspiration.

via web in reply to felicity_aston

Happy mid-winter solstice, y’all!

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caparsons Boehner’s office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating http://t.co/DE3QW9JE

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 10:23 PM, Dec 21st, 2011 via web)

@C_Outdoors @rangerroy01 I don’t care for Perdue either, but what does she have to do with the gas tax? It’s an NC law to recalc every 6 mo.

via web in reply to C_Outdoors

@marsroverdriver Hi Scott. My friend Rob said he talked to you about @TriLUG in Raleigh. Hope we can meet you some time!

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I don’t suppose it matters, but the trash can at my curb this morning is not the same one that I rolled out last night. Odd.

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My home VPN has succumbed to software rot. Spending a little quality time re-configurating it.

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Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the selection of Christmas cards has shrunk this year.

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Ugh… co-workers, all Linux software developers, trying to guess what my license plate (SUDOER) means.

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mikbre Why @AlFranken Voted Against the Homeland Battlefield Bill http://t.co/gRh8VhUK

via Instapaper (retweeted on 9:24 PM, Dec 18th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

timoreilly The folks who created the internet weigh in in on #SOPA/#PIPA http://t.co/afn7ZMQl

via web (retweeted on 9:03 PM, Dec 18th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@mtdotnet My kids say it that way because they are pressing the [X] button on the window frame.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mtdotnet

@bobbyllew Early CarPool guest, a woman who wrote a book about (grand)parents with dementia. Do you recall who? Would like to find the book.

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Tinkering with VOIP clients on laptop and iphone in preparation for upcoming international travel.

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Hello? Hello? Ringtones? On a banana? http://t.co/oo5SGUf0

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pyromanfo Dear Congress, It’s No Longer OK To Not Know How The Internet Works | Motherboard http://t.co/q5LByDoC

via ManageFlitter (retweeted on 7:32 PM, Dec 16th, 2011 via web)

TheBrowser The Overjustification Effect: Outstanding essay on money, happiness from @notsmartblog http://t.co/QMRzpNqP

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:30 PM, Dec 16th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

It’s pretty hard to find BIRTHDAY wrapping paper this time of year!

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Doing research into SIM-unlocking my 2.5 year-old AT&T iPhone 3GS. AT&T unsurprisingly unhelpful, Apple surprisingly unhelpful. Phooey!

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chrisharrington A must read > The Real Story Behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ Campaign http://t.co/mEIk9F30 #advertising

via Argyle Social (retweeted on 8:26 PM, Dec 15th, 2011 via web)

I want to un-simlock my old iphone 3GS. AT&T 2yr contract is done. Heard you could, w/o jailbreaking, through AT&T or Apple. True or not?

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wilw Dear Congress and President Obama: What part of your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution do you not understand? #SOPA #NDAA

via web (retweeted on 11:51 PM, Dec 14th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

ACLU House passes #NDAA 283 - 136. Contact Congress before the Senate votes #fixNDAA http://t.co/ReAP3XvI

via Twitter for BlackBerry® (retweeted on 9:19 PM, Dec 14th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Just finished a weather screensaver project for a client. Now I am seeing weather forecasts everywhere. Never noticed them before.

via Twitter for iPhone

My “service award gift” at work was a noise canceling headset. I can’t think of a more appropriate tool for my office environment.

via Twitter for iPhone

I wonder if I can replace Siri’s voice with one that sounds like HAL9000.

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neiltyson In America, today is 12 / 12 / 2011. But in Europe they write it 12 / 12 / 2011

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:42 PM, Dec 12th, 2011 via web)

Girl scouts (and families) spent the day downtown, seeing “100 years of GS” at the museum of history, and then ice skating!

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“Welcome to the Curio Shop. Hope you find what you’re looking for.”

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sdouche Fear and Loathing in Debian^H^H^H^H^H^H/Ubuntu (or: who needs /etc/motd) #ubuntu - http://t.co/hhHXLgA3

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:56 PM, Dec 10th, 2011 via web)

@adorasv Your dad seems like a pretty cool guy. He’s got my vote.

via web in reply to adorasv

.@BluMarTen has entertained me all year for free. It’s time to give back. Just bought 2 CD’s. Merry Christmas, guys!

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Mrs rockhopper is tutoring the kids on Chinese. It probably wouldn’t hurt if I stuck around and listened.

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I might regret this later… but I’m installing Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity on my EeePC.

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Coupon codes for http://t.co/EsqhriRj: 2RB2CK = 15% off order / Z86JF5 = 15% off 1 product / QYKW6H = 15% off MiniCards. New cust only.

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Wondered what the red gunk was on my daughter’s electric toothbrush. Mold? Then I saw blue gunk on her sister’s brush! (ownership markings)

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Just received a COBRA notice in the mail. I wonder if there’s a surprise waiting for me at work!

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So proud of my girls for how they helped out at the @trilug holiday party, and presented their crab cage monitor project!

via Twitter for iPhone

More headlines read “GOP blocks …” - (sigh)

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More headlines read “GOP blocks …” - (sigh)

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trilug TriLUG Open Source Showcase and Holiday Social — 7pm TONIGHT at @splat_space in downtown Durham.

via web (retweeted on 12:52 PM, Dec 8th, 2011 via web)

dhh Don’t be a free user: Free web services are not like free software. http://t.co/Ce4K5Omv

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 12:14 PM, Dec 7th, 2011 via web)

My 5-year service award from $work is supposed to arrive today. I told them to just park it in my driveway.

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Lamenting how I should’ve taken my daughters to see @rushtheband when they were in town. Guy overheard us, said he took his son. Dads rock.

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My dentist is awesome… she gave me a Sonicare electric toothbrush for Christmas!

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garonsen Newt worries that the US could become “a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists”: http://t.co/PgEH1jZt

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:06 PM, Dec 6th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

I work with such nice people. They discover my bugs, ask me WTF I was smoking, fix them, and then thank me for the assist.

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Stupid TomTom GPS keeps turning itself on in my parked car, and then it complains about a low battery.

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@whitehouse Congress is too busy giving our military the authority to capture/kill American citizens #NDAA, can’t be bothered with tax cuts.

via web in reply to whitehouse

trilug Reminder - The 12/8 TriLUG meeting / holiday social will be at @splat_space in Durham. Bring your open source toys & share with the group!

via web (retweeted on 1:55 PM, Dec 5th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

linuxjournal Get More from Your e-Reader: Instapaper - If you use a dedicated e-reader to read Linux Journal every month, chances… http://t.co/F4PGZGyd

via HootSuite (retweeted on 1:54 PM, Dec 5th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Just created my first github repository.

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Dang… sun is setting, and it’s not even 5:00 yet!

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Seeing a lot of hype for the Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo SOUNDTRACK, but not for the movie. Music makes me want to read the book.

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. @nivex examples of light-programmable toys: Blinky POV kit MKWL03 and Blinky grid kit MKWL04

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

Clever gadgets at @MakerShed that you program with light. I2C pins hooked to photo-resistors. Web page blinks pgm into chips. >> Mind blown!

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Bedtime? Before 11pm? At a slumber party? It’s madness!

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Stop… Party Time! — Girls are having a sleep-over. Pizza eaten, gingerbread cookies decorated, getting ready to watch “The Smurfs”.

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D1 and I learned how to use a 595 shift register today! *blink* *blink*

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Building an automatic yak-shaver for $WORK.

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Listening to my little 3rd grader and her classmates singing “Christmas Time Is Here” (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) and more.

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Today marks five years of working for Tekelec. It feels more like ten… it must be like dog years.

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Today I think I’ll go to work, impede my co-workers, un-do their hard work, blame my boss & eat veg pizza. [lessons from 112th US Congress]

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